X
Latvia.travel mobile app. Your official guide for travelling in Latvia.
Download

You are here

Kenya, Russian athletes win "Nordea" Riga Marathon

07.06.2012

Event in Latvia - the "Nordea" Riga Marathon, Kenya's Kurgat Titus Kipkorir and (for the ladies) Russia's Iraida Alexandrova, crossed the finish line first in the full distance 42.195 km race.

Event in Latvia - the "Nordea" Riga Marathon, Kenya's Kurgat Titus Kipkorir and (for the ladies) Russia's Iraida Alexandrova, crossed the finish line first in the full distance 42.195 km race.

Kipkorir was four seconds ahead of Japan's Tomoi Shimizu at 2 hours, 16 minutes and 53.3 seconds. Kenya's Pharis Irungu Kimani came in third.

Alexandrova was clocked at 2 hours, 37minutes and 37 seconds, almost four minutes ahead of second place winner Miriam Vangari (Kenya).

Of local Latvians running the full distance today the winners were Andrejs Jesko (10th place) and Indra Pluce (fifth place).

As reported, over 18,000 are running today, including 1,850 from foreign countries. The most popular distance - the 5 km - has 10,973 participants.

Related news
The 9th saxophone music festival "Saxophonia" will kick off at Riga’s Saint John’s Church, which is one of the biggest such festivals in the Baltics and Eastern Europe.
From July 25 through July 28, Riga will host the international regatta of training ships and yachts "The Tall Ships Races 2013", the organizers of the regatta's Riga leg informed during a...
The year is coming to an end, but “Daugava” Gallery is beginning anew, relocating to Ausekļa Street 1 in downtown Riga,  A well-known entity on the art scene, “Daugava” is proud to have sculptor Aigars...
The low-cost airline of Latvia airBaltic since 2008 has made a transformation from a point-to-point low-cost carrier to a hybrid network LCC.